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    my floppy drive is broken and i cannot make an emergency repair disk. is there any third party software that i can use to make a bootable cd if my computer crashes.

    *i have acronis true image and there is a tool called Create Bootable Rescue Media there is an option in there to create a cd but my problem is that i called dell tech support and they told me the only disk that works when your comp crashes is a floppy since it opens a dos menu or something like that.
    Last edited by AzNsMaRtGuY333; 01-22-2005 at 01:43 AM.

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    This may not solve your problem...

    Why can't you just replace your floppy drive?...they are literally dirt cheap.

    Unless you're unemployed I can't see any reason to not just replace it.

    Hell, go to a local PC shop and buy a used one. In the US they can be had for just a few dollars.
    Last edited by {I}{K}{E}; 01-22-2005 at 12:35 PM.

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Its easy to replace the floppy drive takes two mineuts .


    Link: http://www.computer-and-printer-revi...sk-drives.html
    Last edited by {I}{K}{E}; 01-22-2005 at 12:35 PM.

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    im trying to learn other ways of making a repair disk...is true image a possibility? why can it only be on floppy? stuff like that..not learning how to install floppies

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Oh I get now ! Here are some Back up utilities to check out. Some guides aswell .

    http://www.pcworld.com/resource/brow...rtIdx,1,00.asp

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    dell dont know their assholes from their elbows
    acronis true image is great, i use it, but....
    yeah dude, a floppy drive is like 5 bucks and takes 2 mins to install

    dell is probably telling you that because they have a recovery partition on your HDD
    a lot of OEM PCs ship that way
    utter waste of HDD space if you ask me
    because it doesnt just backup the OS...
    it backs up ALL the bundled shit that came with it
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    3 words... boot to cd-rom
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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Quote Originally Posted by SingaBoiy
    3 words... boot to cd-rom

    Ya I pm'd him with some tips , He wants to back up before changing a HDD. But he was just looking for some pointers .

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